• Fine Printed Books and Manuscr auction at Christies

    Sale 2227

    Fine Printed Books and Manuscripts Including Americana

    4 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 167

    [BINDING -- BAYNTUN]. The Reign of Terror. A Collection of Authentic Narratives of the Horrors Committed by the Revolutionary Government of France under Marat and Robespierre Written by Eyewitnesses of the Scenes. London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899.

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    [BINDING -- BAYNTUN]. The Reign of Terror. A Collection of Authentic Narratives of the Horrors Committed by the Revolutionary Government of France under Marat and Robespierre Written by Eyewitnesses of the Scenes. London: Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899.

    2 volumes, 8o. Hand-colored engraved frontispiece plates in each volume, and extra-illustrated throughout with numerous portraits and scenes. A Cosway-style binding of full blue morocco gilt, spines in six compartments, gilt-lettered in two, others gilt-decorated, front morocco doublures in each volume with inset oval portrait miniatures, watered silk linings and rear doublures, by Bayntun (some light wear along joints). Provenance: Charles E. Dunlap (bookplate).A FINE SET. (2)


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    Pre-Lot Text

    Property from the Estate of H. Richard Dietrich, Jr.